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Thursdays on the Green

in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box

Thursdays on the Green is the FREE outdoor concert series that has been a summer tradition for hundreds of Sussex County residents since 2002. In addition to fabulous music, guests enjoy a family festival with vendors, artisans, giveaways and more. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show.

25th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

in Fine Arts, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight

One of the most anticipated events in the Sussex County Community College calendar, the Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition, will be installed from May 6 through June 20. Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current SCCC students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from digital media, design, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 6 from 6:00-8:00p.m. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful night. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The public is most welcome and encouraged to come and view works made by aspiring artists, covering a wide range of topics, materials, and methods.

The exhibition, for some of the students, is the culmination of their foundation work that can be a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

During the Opening Reception refreshments will be served. A lively evening is guaranteed.

For more information, call 973-300-2144.

Rockin’ Fest, to Support Student Veterans

in Foundation, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight, Veterans

Thursday, June 30th
5:00 pm
Connor Green at SCCC with Vendors and Food

the event will be held rain or shine, bring your chairs and blankets

  • Rick Barth
  • Infinite Parallels
  • Nikki Briar and Sweet Briar Band

Parking donation:
$10 per Car
$5 per Car with Veteran or SCCC Student

The proceeds from Rockin’ Fest will go towards the Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program.

Performances by:

Nikki Briar

Country rocker Nikki Briar will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed! She has been named the East Coast’s hardest working female country artist as of 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar.

Infinite Parallels

Covering tunes from bands who dominated the 1990’s music charts, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Collective Soul, and the Smashing Pumpkins, female-fronted Infinite Parallels rocks 90’s Grunge and Alternative Music with driving guitars, heavy duty rhythms, and gritty power vocals.

Rick Barth

Rick Barth is a singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has played many shows throughout the area as a solo performer and as a member of various bands and duos. His debuted his first CD, Hand Me Down Soul, and is writing the follow up full length album, Simpler Times, as well as an EP titled Fade.


To Sponsor this event click to download the form:  Rockin’ Fest 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

To be a vendor at this event click to download the form:  RF_Vendor Registration Form 2016

Student veterans receive college tuition and a monthly housing stipend under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but that money stops coming during winter and summer breaks when veterans are not in class, leaving students financially strapped.

The Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program will be available for student veterans who need assistance with expenses such as paying rent or an electric bill, or purchasing food and gas during times when class is not in session. A committee will review the request for assistance and quickly evaluate the situation so a rapid resolution can be achieved. The fund is a vehicle to get them through the period so they can concentrate on their studies. If the student veteran is struggling with classes, the fund can also be used for specialized tutoring.

For more information, call 973-300-2109 or email

If you cannot make the event, consider making a donation to our Student Veteran’s Emergency Relief Program.

Fireworks generously sponsored by:






Rockabilly Night

in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: Gashouse Gorillas

Thursday, July 14
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Gashouse Gorillas
Gas House Gorillas hail from New Jersey and wear leather caps and kilts with Rick Fink on lead vocals, Crusher Carmean on bass, Oscar Rodriguez on guitar and Eddie Everett on drums.
There’s is an interesting sound, a mix of jump blues, rock and roll, and even a pop punk edge.

Rick Fink on vocal – Fink found his calling when he formed the Gas House Gorillas. His song writing skills and boundless high energy performances blur the lines that separate Jump Blues, Rock,and vintage Rhythm & Blues, creating an experience that can only be had at a Gorillas’ show. He has had a major label deal (Sony Records), a management deal, and several independent releases to his credit.

Crusher Carmean on  bass – Named “Crusher” because of his penchant for turning a perfectly good instrument into kindling, Carmean is a thrill to watch. He finally had to build something that could withstand the kicking, spinning and tossing that his trademark aluminum bass endures on a nightly basis. Crusher has played with Sleepy LaBeef, the Razorbacks, the Rockats and was the founding member of the Crescent City Maulers.

Oscar Rodriguez on guitar – At the age of 24, Oscar  has been tearing up the fret board for nearly 9 years building a solid reputation locally as an amazingly versatile musician. He has studied with Gary Lucas (from Captain Beefheart) and shared the stage with famed saxophonist Greg Osby among others.

Eddie Everett on drums – Eddie is a killer drummer and been with the band for 5 years. In addition to his fine skills as a musician and has played venues all over the world performing with artists like Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, David Bromberg, Tommy Conwell and The Rockats.




This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night

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Opening: Desire

Thursday, July 7
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey’s most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of Oldies, Motown, R&B and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, The “Jersey Sound” experience is one you will never forget!

Jersey Sound has performed at a number of Active Adult Communities in the Tri-State area. They have been a regular performer at the “Summer Concert Series” throughout the state of NJ. Some of the towns they have performed in are Manchester, Bradley Beach, Fort Lee, Bloomfield, Carteret, Berkeley Township and Secaucus.

Jersey Sound had the privilege of performing at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year” dinner in 2006, which was attended by over 600 guests. They also had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys own Tommy De Vito’s birthday party in July 2008 (founding member of the Four Seasons and Rock N Roll hall of fame member).


Desire is a professional vocal group specializing in the oldies from the 50’s and 60’s, with a strong group harmony sound. Several members of Desire have performed together for over 35 years as part of other oldies groups including The Paramounts, Memory and Harborside. In 1981, Desire recorded for AVE. D records with Memory.

Desire has opened for Jay Leno and has performed with many major acts such as The Harptones, The Duprees, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dubs, Arlene Smith of The Chantels, The Capris, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Earls and many others.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

60’s Music

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Ready Steady 60s

Thursday, July 21
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Ready Steady 60s

‘Ready Steady 60s!’, a five-person band of veteran NY/NJ area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Sixties. In addition to playing classics with amazing fidelity to the originals, Ready Steady 60s! gives a multimedia show that immerses the audience in the heady days of the 1960s.

“It was an era of incredible innovation and creativity in popular music and in our whole culture” says lead singer and founder Kevin Richards’. Along with the Beatles, all the bands of that period were some of of the biggest driving forces for change in all aspects of our lives. Those heavenly harmonies, the beats, and those fantastic songs sound just as fresh and vital today as when they were first created.

“We’re not the typical 60s tribute band in that we don’t try to exactly copy the look of any particular band or person of the ere,” says bassist Kerri Freda. “But we do try to evoke the spirit of the times in our dress, our overall manner, and above all in our playing and singing. We use the original instruments, drums and amps to recapture that classic 60s sound.“

‘Ready Steady 60s!’ is perfectly suited to performances at medium to large clubs, county fairs and festivals, 60s theme weddings, parties and corporate events, and school reunions. “We really enjoy playing for schools and charities in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area“ keyboardist Steve Goodman noted.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Billy Joel Tribute

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Streetlife Serenade

Thursday, July 28
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

If you love Billy then you’ll enjoy the sounds and music of Streetlife Serenade. Their music pays tribute to the singer and his songs.

Band Members:

Joe Petrosine a/k/a Billy Joe – Lead Vocals
Frank Porcelli – Guitar & Vocals
Marc Smith – Bass & Vocals
Gerard Russoniello – Drums & Vocals
Larry Samuels – Keyboard
Russ Paladino – Sax & Vocals


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Grateful Dead Tribute

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IDB – Grateful Dead Tribute

Thursday, August 4
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

IDB is a New Jersey based quintet that combines decades of live performance experience, unique improvisational skills, and a love of the Grateful Dead. The result is a unique blend of music that’s creating a buzz and drawing bigger and bigger crowds at each tri-state area show. Playing songs from each unique era of the Dead, each member of IDB brings their own style to every song to make it their own.

IDB is not a tribute band, but a group of musicians who pay tribute to the style and experience of a Grateful Dead concert each and every time they take the stage.
Band Members:

– Mike Jaskewicz – Guitars and Vocals
– John Nemeth – Bass and Vocals
– Chris Repetto – Guitars and Vocals
– Steve Runyon – Keyboards and Vocals
– Jim Russo – Drums and Percussion


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by: